End of an Era for Lanark Riding Club

Lanark Riding Club marked the end of an era at its AGM on Monday 12th November when Jane Nally stood down from the committee after 15 years of service.

Jane joined the novoline book of ra kostenlos spielen ohne anmeldung in the mid nineteen nineties when the free money no deposit casino uk had a very small membership and only ran a couple of low key events each year. Before long she was elected to the position of Chairman which she held for over ten years. Jane quickly set about changing the image of the best online lightning link and one of her first tasks was to carry out a vigorous recruitment drive. This was known to involve stopping innocent people out hacking and asking them to join the committee! A priority was to set up a comprehensive programme of riding club events. This included the establishment of a dressage league Lanark was one of the first Riding Clubs in Area 1 to do this regular show jumping competitions, and an annual showing and dressage show which literally had classes for everyone! She also believed strongly that the Club should encourage good riding and horsemanship, and developed our ongoing programme of subsidised lessons and training for members.

Throughout her period on the Committee Jane has turned her hand to every conceivable riding club task, from setting up dressage arenas and show jumping courses, to doing the times for the dressage league. She has also stepped in on several occasions when we have needed a judge at the last minute. Hairy pony judging was a particular speciality and we hope we can continue to call on Janes services for this. She will also continue to run some beginners dressage shows for us at Mid Drumloch farm where people can try dressage for the first time.

Jane also represented the Club at Area 1 and other team competitions on numerous occasions, riding her horses Teco (now semi retired) and Gem. Riding Gem, she was part of the successful LRC team that came 5th at the Area 1 dressage qualifier atRozellePark in June this year.

Everybody at Lanark Riding Club is very sorry to see Jane standing down, and we will miss her expertise and experience on so many things. We wish Jane all the best for her retirement from the committee. She should now be able to compete at events more often, instead of holding a clipboard!


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